The housekeeper and cook at Hill House. Mrs. Dudley speaks in a flat, robotic tone, never conversing with anyone other than to explain her schedule over and over. She and her husband Mr. Dudley, the caretaker, leave Hill House before it gets dark and refuse to return after nightfall, completing their duties there during daylight only. The only person to whom Mrs. Dudley seems to take a shine is Mrs. Montague, for reasons that are never explained.
Mrs. Dudley Character Timeline in The Haunting of Hill House
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Dudley appears in The Haunting of Hill House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...to the green bedroom adjacent to hers. The two are connected by a shared bathroom. Mrs. Dudley comes upstairs with the two women, and begins giving Theodora the same speech about the... (full context)
...leaving trails or signs for themselves to help navigate it and naming the rooms together. Mrs. Dudley comes into the room and robotically states that she is going to clear the dishes... (full context)
...notes. She then creeps to the dining room door, where Mrs. Montague is conversing with Mrs. Dudley —who speaks to her pleasantly, despite having never engaged the doctor or his subjects in... (full context)